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Ralph J. Hanson


Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Retired Sgt. Major Ralph Jesse Hanson was born in Preston, Minn. on September 5, 1942 to the late Ralph H. & Francis J. (Shaw) Hanson. He graduated from Preston High School in June 1961 and enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 12, 1961. He retired from the Army May 31, 1991.

He served two tours in Vietnam and 17 years in Europe in many installations and units. He also served in five installations in the U.S. He was awarded the Bronze Star medal on June 28, 1967.

He married Gudrun M. Hannelore of Germany on November 12, 1987 in Petersburg, Va. After retiring from the Army they moved to & made their home in Petersburg, Va.

He is survived by his loving wife, Gudrun M.H. Hanson of Petersburg; son Thomas E. Hanson of Denmark; daughter Monica A. Hanson of Denmark; two grandchildren, Emma & Oliver Hanson of Denmark; three sisters Carolyn M. Weber of Byron, Minn.; Shirley A. Walderon of Knoxville, Iowa; Betty L. Snitker of Jamestown, N.D. and many nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph & Frances Hanson; sisters Phyllis, Donna (Hanson) Gerard and Lorraine; brothers Robert L. Hanson and infant brother; two nieces Cynthia (Linaman) Smith and Shelley R. Weber.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Petersburg, Va. with Pastor Paul Christian officiating. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. at a later date.

Arrangements were by the Petersburg Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory of Petersonburg.
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Preston 2015 budget discussed

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

The Preston City Council at their August 20 meeting discussed options the city has to limit the levy increase in 2015. Councilman David Harrison was absent. City Administrator Joe Hoffman introduced the discussion draft for the 2015 budget which re ..... 
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Scott Royce Hatfield

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Scott Royce Hatfield was born on February 23, 1943 in Austin, MN. He was the son of Leona (Scott) and Royce Hatfield. He grew up on a farm in Florenceville, IA and attended Cresco High School. He served in the US Navy for seven years as a Cryptolo ..... 
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Preston Historical Society announces raffle winners

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The Preston Historical Society conducted the drawing for the winners of the recent raffle fundraiser at their August Society meeting. Proceeds from the raffle will be used toward the caboose restoration and other Historical Society projects. The ..... 
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Engagement - Kafut ~ Serfling

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Angela Marie Kafut of Preston, Minn. and Adam Zachery John Serfling also of Preston are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Angela is a graduate of St. Scholastica with a degree in Nursing and now works as a Registered Nurse at ..... 
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Preston works through property issues

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

Numerous items on the August 4 Preston City Council agenda involved property issues. Councilman David Harrison was absent. Lot 1 (2.14 acres) of the Northwest Industrial Park is expected to be purchased by Rockny Moger, Bluff Country Manufacturing ..... 
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Milwaukee Road Historical Association President to speak at caboose dedication

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

A dedication of the restored 1951 Milwaukee Road Caboose No. 02095 will be held on Saturday, August 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trailhead in Preston. The Trailhead is located at the intersection of Fillmore Street and Center Street. The speaker for t ..... 
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Bicycling Around Minnesota Tour coming to southeast Minnesota

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

PRESTON, Minn. - Local businesses are encouraged to welcome participants of the BAM Bicycle Tour to our area. At 4:30 p.m. on August 13, the Bicycling Around Minnesota annual tour will begin registration in Preston for the start of the 2014 tour. ..... 
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Preston wraps up details for North Industrial Park

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

The Preston City Council worked through an unusually long agenda at their July 21 meeting. Councilman David Harrison was absent. A public hearing was held related to the proposed utility improvements for the North Industrial Park. Brett Grabau, St ..... 
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